A TERMINALLY-ILL mum has had a milestone birthday celebration a year early.
Karen Webster, was first diagnosed as having brain tumours in March last year. At the time doctors gave her 12 months to live. However, more than a year on and the motherof- two is still battling against her terminal illness which has moved to her spine.
Family and friends congregated at The Hare and Gate pub in Leek to have a '49 + VAT' party for Karen, which had a Cruise Ship theme with a black tie dress code and a captain's table.
Karen's mum Maureen Critchlow said: "Karen had a great Cruise Party for her 49th plus VAT party.
"She would like to thank all her family for their support. Also the landlord at the Hare and Gate for all his help providing the room and entertainment for free.
"With her birthday money Karen and Phil are hoping to go to Portugal in September if Karen is well enough. If not she will have a holiday in Britain.
"She would also like to thank the Leek Post & Times for supporting her in everything she does."